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Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, January

Book Vendor Records in the OCLC Database: Boon or Bane?
This case study is based on a 1998 sample of recently acquired Spanish-language firm-ordered materials, all of which had vendor records in the OCLC database. Vendor records were compared to final fully cataloged records to study differences in the...
The Effect of Interface Design on Item Selection in an Online Catalog
The effect that content and layout of bibliographic displays had on the ability of end-users to process catalog information was tested using a 2 x 2 factorial experimental design. Participants were asked to perform two related tasks during the course...
The Year's Work in Cataloging, 1999
The challenge of cataloging Web sites and electronic resources was the most important issue facing the cataloging world in the last year. This article reviews attempts to analyze and revise the cataloging code in view of the new electronic environment....
Using Citation Analysis to Pursue a Core Collection of Journals for Communication Disorders
A citation analysis from a purposive sample of two leading journals is employed to build a tentative core collection of journals in communication disorders. A core collection is defined for this study as those journals that provide 80% of the sample's...

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